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The Talisman

By: Sir Walter Scott
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Talisman" is a historical novel written by Sir Walter Scott. Set during the time of the Crusades in the 12th century, the book takes readers on a captivating journey filled with political intrigue, chivalry, and adventure. The story follows the young knight Sir Kenneth of the Couchant Leopard, who embarks on a perilous quest to protect the life of King Richard the Lionheart. As the Crusaders and Saracens clash in the Holy Land, Sir Kenneth finds himself caught in a web of treachery and power struggles. Along the way, he encounters various characters, including the enigmatic knight Sir Kenneth of the Couchant Leopard, the wise and resourceful Emir, and the beautiful but mysterious Lady Edith Plantagenet. Through his rich prose and attention to detail, he explores themes of loyalty, honor, and the complexities of religious and cultural differences. The story remains a timeless classic, showcasing Scott's mastery of storytelling and his ability to transport readers to a bygone era filled with adventure and romance.

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Sir Walter Scott

Sir Walter Scott was a Scottish author, poet, playwright, and historian who lived from 15 August 1771 to 21 September 1832. His narrative poems The Lady of the Lake and Marmion, as well as his novels Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, Waverley, Old Mortality, The Heart of Mid-Lothian, and The Bride of Lammermoor, are still regarded as classics of European and Scottish literature. He had a big impact on both European and American literature. He had a big impact on both European and American literature. He was able to combine his work as a writer and editor with his responsibilities as an advocate, judge, and legal administrator thanks to his day job as the Clerk of Session and Sheriff-Depute of Selkirkshire. He served as the longtime president of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (1820–1832), a senior member of the Tories in Edinburgh, and a vice president of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. He was also interested in the Highland Society (1827–1829). He was able to create the historical book genre as a prime example of European Romanticism thanks to his historical knowledge and literary talent. On April 22, 1820, he created a baronet "of Abbotsford in the County of Rexburg," Scotland; the title was abolished upon the death of his son in 1847. 

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 318 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358719494
  • ISBN-13: 9789358719499
  • Item Weight: 381.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 17.6 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Historical,Fiction / Classics,History / General